While some old office buildings are being given new lives, others have reached their end. This building started its life as the home of Mountain Bell which became Qwest Communications. Qwest moved to a new location some years ago and in 2004 the building was purchased by a California developer who planned to convert it to luxury condominiums. Rumor has it that the asbestos clean-up proved to be overwhelming so the decision has been made to tear it down. The land covers 8 acres so the plan now is to build a high-end senior community on this spot. An interesting thing about this building is that it was designed by Phoenix architect Al Beadle. The same man who designed the Executive Towers that I featured on August 15th. There are some other Beadle designed properties in Phoenix that I’ll show you in the future.